An Indian citizen working in the UAE was fired for sending a sexually-abusive message to journalist Rana Ayyub’s Facebook page. His employer, Alpha Paints, fired him after Ayyub posted a screenshot of his message. “Just a sample of the filth I receive on my Facebook page. Time to name and shame this pervert,” she had said.(…)
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Sexism in the media industry is common. And women journalists, no matter which beat they cover, have to face a lot of chauvinism from their male colleagues and commentators. During a recent talk Rana Ayyub, noted journalist and author of the book Gujarat Files, had to go through similar sexist attitude from one of the male members of the audience present.
Rana Ayyub is in the spotlight for her book #GujaratFiles. Self-published, the book is primarily being promoted via social media where troll attacks are rampant against the independent journalist. In her usual style, Rana is making the most of this rage and giving it back to them. Dear bigots. Thanks for drawing international attention to(…)